How do I clean a badly burnt Dutch oven?
How do you get burnt stuff off cast iron?
- Remove as much food and debris from the pan as possible.
- Cover the bottom of the pan with baking soda.
- Scrub the pan with a stiff-bristle brush or scouring pad.
- Rinse and repeat if necessary to remove any remaining burnt food.
What should you never use to clean a cast iron Dutch oven? Since cast iron rusts, never leave the Dutch oven to soak in a sink of water or use steel wool or a metal scraper. Both will harm the seasoned finish.
How do you clean a burnt Lodge enamel in a Dutch oven? The method is simple: Let the water come to a boil, add the baking soda, and give everything a good stir. After a few minutes of simmering, use a wooden spoon (no metal on that enamel surface, please!) to nudge off the burned-on bits.